Wine Country Thanksgiving with Three Feathers

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Three Feathers Estate & Vineyard is participating in Wine Country Thanksgiving 2019 at Lady Hill Winery.

Save the Date! Friday, November 29 to Sunday, December 1stfrom 11 am to 5 pm Wine Country Thanksgiving | Willamette Valley Wineries For the first time this Thanksgiving, Three Feathers Estate will be participating in the biggest wine tasting event of the season, the Wine Country Thanksgiving Wine Tour. This tour features many vineyards, like ourselves, who are not generally … Read More

Harvest Lore 2019

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Harvesting 2019 Pinot Gris clone at Three Feathers Estate.  Harvesting our 2019 grapes, Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris.

September 2019 | In the Vineyard September is an anxious time for Vineyard owners.  We all are hoping for optimum harvest conditions; perfectly ripened fruit, warm dry autumn days and a crew that is ready to pick when we are – an ideal harvest scenario. This year Three Feathers Vineyard looked pretty good; disease-free, unlike other vineyards in the valley … Read More

Keeping up the Oregon wine producing tradition

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Early morning looking out over Torio Vineyard and Mount Saint Helens

Keeping up the Oregon wine producing tradition At Three Feathers, our goal is to perpetuate the Oregon tradition of locally owned and operated vineyards and handcrafted wines for which our region Internationally known. The success of Oregon Pinot Noir has made us the envy of many other larger wine producing regions who are now trying to muscle in, buying thousands … Read More

The start of our 2019 Vintage

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Buds on vines in Three Feathers Vineyard during growing season 2019.

Off to the Races! Our Pinot Noir grapes are popping out of their buds ten days after showing a “baby bump” on April 15.  This is called Bud Break and is the start of a grape’s annual growth cycle in the spring. Vineyard owners use bud break to calculate the harvesting date; the average number of days from bud break … Read More

Celebrating the Circle of Vineyard Life | Holiday Baked Brie

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Season's Greetings 2018 from Three Feathers Estate & Vineyard.  Celebrating the New Year 2019 with a decorative table and Three Feathers Pinot Noir.

Celebrating the Circle of Vineyard Life What an eventful year it has been! Starting with a few weeks of planning in January we pruned vines the first week of February.  In March and April we prepped the soil and the aisles and started preventative spraying. The vines broke their dormancy the first week of May and after that it was … Read More

Bringing in the 2018 Harvest

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Christine Stimac with 2018 harvested grapes from Three Feathers Estate & Vineyard, Willamette Valley AVA, Chehalem Mountain, Oregon.

Bringing in the 2018 Harvest Choosing the best moment to harvest grapes is a delicate matter. We spent three weeks in the vineyard, three hours a day, trimming leaves away from the fruit and thinning clusters that seem to be lagging behind. We checked the sugar content (Brix) every few days to see if the fruit was at the perfect … Read More

So, where are you located exactly?

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Map indicating the sub AVA regions of the Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA.

The Big Picture “So, where are you located exactly?” is a FAQ at Three Feathers Estate & Vineyard.  During travels within Oregon, out-of-state and overseas, we are amazed at how many people recognize the Willamette Valley as a Pinot Noir wine producing region.  Some even recognize “Willamette Valley” before they mentally locate the State of Oregon!  Explaining what an AVA … Read More

Veraison Diary

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Pinot Noir grapes in the veraison process during which grapes begin to ripen growing in size, weight and sugar content, Three Feathers Estate, Chehalem Mountain AVA, Willamette Valley, Oregon.

50 Shades of Purple Véraison is a French word describing the process of ripening in grapes.  After the plants bloom, they go through a two month long period of maturation during which the plants, essentially climbing vines, put on tremendous growth of the shoots and tendrils.  Just when you are exhausted from trimming, hedging and trying to keep the vines … Read More

2018 Vineyard Grower’s Update

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Bloom on vines at Three Feathers Estate & Vineyard

2018 Vineyard Grower’s Update The 2018 season in the vineyard began with pruning in early February. The winter was cool and dry punctuated with rainy periods, but not characteristically wet. Even spring was not very wet despite lingering cool temps and Bud Break was a month later than last year, on May 2. Once the plants started growing it was … Read More